Babich ‘Winemaker’s Reserve’ ‘Gimblett Road Vineyard’ Hawke’s Bay Syrah 2010

Syrah from New Zealand - Hawke's Bay
Review Date : 20-Apr-2012
Fruit from the ‘Irongate' vineyard in the Gimblett Gravels, approx. 98% Syrah and 2% Viognier, co-fermented to 12.6% alc., the wine aged 13 months in 33% new French oak barriques. Very dark, black-red colour, near impenetrable. This is concentrated and densely packed with tightly bound aromas of ripe, black berry fruits and subtle black peppery notes and well-integrated oak spices and game elements. Medium-bodied, savoury black fruits, spicy game, lifted pepper, plums and liquorice flavours fill the palate. This has a plush and rounded mouthfeel, but is well-balanced with bright acidity and restrained extraction. The mid-palate has good concentration and fine-grained, supple tannins that lead to a very long, dense and plush finish. This is a plump and juicy, harmonious Syrah to match with game meat over the next 4-6 years. 17.5+/20 Apr 2012 RRP $30.00

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